Mr Fallon’s Merton Rule Bill – another mighty oak from Sevenoaks?

Each year twenty back bench members of the House of Commons names are drawn from all back benchers names in a ballot. The twenty lucky ones will be given some of Parliament’s time and resources to draw up a bill that might become law. Usually only the top few names in the ballot have a serious chance of seeing their bills enacted, and the remainder simply use the time to publicise things that they want to change.  Continue reading